Leccinum largentii (“Largent’s Bolete”)

Oft-swollen, whitish stem w/ dark scabers that often age to form netting. White cap flesh DNS or reddens a bit by the stem. Likes toyon, madrone, & manzanita.

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Description

Genus: Leccinum

Species: largentii

Common Name: “Largent’s Bolete”

Tells: Oft-swollen, whitish stem w/ dark scabers that often age to form netting. White cap flesh DNS or reddens a bit by the stem. Likes toyon, madrone, & manzanita.

Other Information: Sometimes-tacky orange to red or red-brown cap is often paler at the edge, & may crack w/age. Olive-buff pores age to dark olive, & bruise dark olive.  A big, solid mushroom.

Science Notes: See this Article on the Red-Cap Leccinum Taxonomy Mess.

Edibility: Unknown.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
  • KOH: No data.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap flesh turns pale gray. Pores turn very dark olive.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 207

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